South Main Drive-In

11510 S. Main Street,
Houston, TX 77025

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Previously operated by: Claude Ezell and Associates Inc., Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc.

Previous Names: Texas Drive-In

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South Main Drive-In

The Texas Drive-In was Houston’s first drive-in theater, opening at 6:45 p.m. on June 7, 1940. The premier feature was “The Under-Pup” with Gloria Jean and Nan Grey. It was operated by Claude Ezell and Associates Inc.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Listed in the 1956 Motion Picture Almanac The South main parked 4oo cars,so there was no change. It was owned by Interstate Theatres which also owned the Sheppard Drive-in.

jamestv on February 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

This looks more like an aerial view of the McClendon Triple Drive-In further south on South Main.

jwmovies on December 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

The picture above is NOT the South Main!!!

neal bell
neal bell on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

The S Main was a one screen. Ushers (me) from the Village theatre used to be paid (maybe 50 cents?) to drive over to the S Main and count the cars to see what the competetion was doing. Usually we just asked the girl in the ticket booth and she told us. We were all teenagers!

rivest266 on November 24, 2020 at 9:39 am

Grand opening ad posted.

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